[LAU] Linux Audio podcast. episode003: commenting replies

Ralf Mardorf ralf.mardorf at alice-dsl.net
Fri Aug 16 18:10:14 UTC 2013

On Fri, 2013-08-16 at 13:46 -0400, Egor Sanin wrote:
> On 8/16/13, J. Liles <malnourite at gmail.com> wrote:
> > As a though experiment: pretend you are a musician;
> > if someone came to you asking you to rewrite your song to better suit their
> > listening needs, how would you respond?

There's a difference between art and tools released for the public.
Art, excepted of the crap on the radio, should not suit to anything.
A tool, even if it's for free as in beer, needs some quality. For
example, if I build a power supply for somebody for free, this person
can't expect that I fulfill all imaginable uses, e.g. for somebody who
needs it for a Tattoo machine, I won't provide balanced voltage, but it
could be used with the bikes battery and mains. What I fulfil is
security, if she/he should hang ab the tattoo machine on the bikes
handlebars no short will destroy anything, if the mains are used, nobody
getting tattooed will get an electric shock. If I build a power supply
just for my self, not for anybody else, I can ignore some security
things, because I know what I do with this power supply. I even could
use banana jacks instead of a Schuko jack to connect to the mains.

> If some brash and shallow peruser of linux expressed the same opinions
> as OP, I would likely also bash that person

Why the double standards?


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